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Although the Crimson reached the semifinals of the Ivy 7's Championship this weekend, two defeats at the end of the day consigned Harvard to a fourth-place finish.
The Harvard rugby team looks to earn the Ivy League title this weekend in sevens play against stiff competition.
Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton and Yale will compete for the title in a round-robin style tournament. Having won the fall season of rugby 15s and performing well so far in sevens play, the Brown Bears enter the competition as the team to beat.
On a blustery day in Hamden, Conn., gusts of offense from the Quinnipiac women’s rugby team proved decisive as the Bobcats claimed a trio of rugby sevens matches over Harvard. The event, which honored Austin Hill, a teenager with cystic fibrosis, represented the Crimson’s final chance at fine-tuning before the Ivy League sevens championships two weeks from now.
On Saturday afternoon, snow flurries may have delayed the start of the Crimson Sevens women’s rugby tournament, but the wintry weather couldn’t keep the host team from lighting up the scoreboard beneath the bubble of Harvard Stadium.
Harvard, shown here in previous action, hosted a sevens tournament over the weekend at Harvard Stadium. The team split into two squads, with the Crimson finishing 3-1 on the day, while the Black finished 1-3.
This weekend at the Frostbite sevens tournament, the Harvard women’s rugby team came out hot, totaling a combined 4-2 record between the two Crimson squads that entered the field.
Although the Harvard women’s rugby team fell short of its second consecutive Ivy League title, the team did do enough to outperform its fourth-place seeding at the Ivy League Championships this weekend.
If Harvard beats undefeated Brown on Saturday, the team will face the winner of the Dartmouth-Princeton semifinal on Sunday.
The Harvard women's rugby team didn't defend its Ivy title, but did enough to capture third place.
The Harvard women's rugby team, shown here in earlier action, lost to Navy, 10-5.
In the Harvard women’s rugby team’s final tuneup before the Ivy League Championships, the Crimson suffered a 10-5 loss in a defensive affair against Navy.
Harvard women's rugby co-captain Hope Schwartz broke a late stalemate with Dartmouth last weekend.
Co-captain Hope Schwartz accelerated through an opening in Dartmouth’s line to score the go-ahead try and give the Crimson a 10-5 victory over the Big Green.